Ox and Angela Restaurant
We dined at Ox and AngelaWe dined at Ox and Angela as part of Calgary's Big Taste. This was our first and only Big Taste experience, and our first time at Ox and Angela. From the time we walked in the door we felt welcomed and enjoyed the upbeat and comfortable atmosphere. We were thrilled be the special bottles of water that appeared at our table, especially loving the option of sparkling water on tap. Every morsel that appeared at our table was delicious. The fritters and asparagus were a highlight, but nothing disappointed. We will definitely come back. Though I rated this great for foodies, I hope those who would not define themselves that way still come for the experience. The food, presentation, and atmosphere are amazing.10/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my mom here for an earlyTook my mom here for an early birthday dinner and it was fantastic. The server was attentive and gave great suggestions (one of which was a rosé that my mom enjoyed very much). This isn't my first time here, and it definitely won't be my last... Just be careful because the tapas can really start to stack up your bill!8/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down best tapas in YYC.Hands down best tapas in YYC. Great atmosphere, great service, great food.7/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOx and Angela is a MUST tryEvery bite from this place was better than the last. On top of it all the service was the BEST I have seen in Calgary yet.
They really have it worked out.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner date I have everBest dinner date I have ever had!! The menu was different from the last time I went, but was a delicious new surprise and didnt disappoint!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNot bad considering nobodyNot bad considering nobody in the place was Spanish. Good wine selection and tapas. Enjoyed our evening out6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and serviceThe service was outstanding. The ambience is warm and trendy and the place was packed which always is a good sign. The food? There is no real words to describe as it just dazzled our senses. We ordered the paellas with wine first, then decided on a variety of tapas, followed by some impressive desserts and coffee. We were in Spain last year and so we knew what to expect but this had the wow factor. Everything just clicked and we were impressed.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely eveningMy wife and I both had the tasting menu and we found it to be excellent. The asparagus dish was especially tasty, as was the rib eye. Would highly recommend this restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely amazingThe food was absolutely amazing - we ordered several dishes and each one was better than the last. Highly recommend the chocolate dessert with sea salt = incredible.
Great service too, our server explained all the dishes in detail and suggested great food/wine pairings.
Thumbs up!!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice change for Mother's dayThere 4 of us had the $21 “brunch table” menu. Pricey, but tasty and I'm a big fan of the variety. Many of the serving sizes leave you wanting more (I could have had 4 of the stuffed dates and croquettes), but by the time we were done, I was contently full. I did notice that we got the same amount of salad for 4 people as when we had brunch for 2 people. Service started out very good, but as the rush got into full swing, we lost track of out server and it took a long time to get another pot of coffee and even longer to get our bill. Since it was a very busy Mother’s day, I understand, but hopefully they will staff up better next time. This will remain one of our favourite brunch spots, especially bc they accept reservations.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place to eat in CalgaryVery good, been 3 times now not once been let down. The mushrooms on toast very good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceI've been to Ox and Angela handful of times and I've never been disappointed. Great Service and atmosphere. The menu has stayed the same for a long time (possible from the start of this place) so it's getting bit repetitive.. however, good food is still good food no matter what. Lovely place5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Timer ExperienceA friend and I went to the restaurant a few days ago and had a great time there. Made a reservation and we were seated quickly upon entering the restaurant. The waiter is very friendly and helpful in assisting us with ordering. Overall, we had a fantastic experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA taste of Spain in CalgaryWent to celebrate a birthday with friends. Everything was excellent from the wine to the food to the staff. Our waiter was extremely knowledgable about the wines and the food preparation and attentive to our service even though the restaurant was very busy. Kobe beef was to die for. All staff made the evening very memorable.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great ambianceThe food was delicious. We opted for the Spanish Menu (the restaurant's selection of tapas). It was delicious and although at first I was worried that we'll leave the restaurant hungry, by the end of it we needed a very long walk... The place to go if you want a culinary experience that's different from the usual menu. After all, how many restaurants in Calgary have a deviled-egg dish on the menu?5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been before and thisI have been before and this time it's prices were more in line with the experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table for a group of 6Our table for a group of 6 was not ready on arrival and we stood for 30 min, even with a reservation. The staff made it up to us though with plenty of complimentary drinks and excellent service. It was our first time there and we all agreed we are going back for more!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food. My favoriteAmazing food. My favorite restaurant. Very loud with people waiting to be seated and talking next to our table.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great visitIt had been a year since our last visit and it was like they didnt skip a beat - fantastic night.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Ox and Angela has quicklyThe Ox and Angela has quickly become one of my favourite restaurants. The Spanish Table offering has never disappointed and the desserts are amazing. In all the times I've been here, the level of service has been exceptional (among the best I've seen in Calgary).5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTastyTapasWhenever I tell my husband I would like to go to a particular restaurant he always says"Make a reservation and I'd be happy to take you out for dinner. Since it was our first time at Ox and Angela we decided to order the suggested tasting menu for the evening. At $45 per person it more than enough to satisfy our appetites. The multiple courses came one after the other at suitable intervals. Although we have had tapas elsewhere, it was an experience trying new things. We liked them all. The cerrano ham was delicious and the steak was perfectly cooked. Unfortunately we did not receive the potatoes until sometime after the steak which we thought would have been delicious together. Paired with a bottle of Spanish wine it was the perfect meal.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty But SparseIf you're in the mood for Tapas then this is the place to go. However, with the definition of the word Tapas (which means small savory dishes), don't expect to get stuffed. We also tried the Paella which was good and flavourful but I preferred to have more protein in it. I was surprised to find out that it was a vegetarian Paella.
Overall, the experience was alright. I would recommend to get at least 5 tapas and the paella dish to be thoroughly satisfied.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner with lotsExcellent dinner with lots of small plates to share. Sommelier was well informed and passionate about his job. The wait staff was also excellent; friendly and informed. All i n all an outstanding meal.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeI have been to Spain and the food at Ox and Angela is like being in Spain. I can't wait to go again.2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great cocktails.Great food, great cocktails. Lamb meatballs were to die for!2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDowngrading due to atmosphereThe first two times I went, the wait staff were dressed more formally, the atmosphere was a little quieter. I was kind of disappointed that I dressed up for my birthday dinner and the wait staff were all very casually dressed (jeans, jersey and sneakers). I am not sure if this was an intentional culture shift? The food was amazing as usual, but I wanted something a little more formal for the atmosphere.1/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an exceptional experience!This was hands down the best restaurant experience I have ever had. My husband and I had a phenomenal time. Our server, Dale, was unbelievable. He was attentive, knowledgeable, charismatic and professional. The food was delicious. I cannot wait to go back when we are in Calgary next.7/27/2012 12:00:00 AMPossibly one of the best restaurantPossibly one of the best restaurants that I have been to in a long time. Our waitress was attentive yet not overbearing and did an amazing job of explaining the menu. We did the Spanish Dinner and at the end, I felt great. Full but no stuffed.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM